A celebration of community and culture
This vast country encompasses numerous regions and populations, but what they have in common can be summed up in two words unique to Brazil. Cafuné, a way of showing tenderness by running your fingers through a loved one’s hair, comes from being part of a close-knit community, while saudade expresses the yearning to reconnect with the people, places and experiences of our past.
Much of that love and nostalgia are found in food. A dish for sharing. The colours and scents of local ingredients. A cup symbolising warmth and friendship. The taste of home – or an entirely novel flavour that you didn’t even know you missed.
Connecting nature and nurturing, authenticity with hospitality, each Grand Mercure hotel in Brazil satisfies that longing for cafuné and saudade – even if you’re from the other side of the globe. Immerse yourself in this joyful celebration of all the senses.
Taste of Place
Dishes that nourish the body and satisfy the heart. The physical expression of cafuné but on a plate or in a bowl. Comforting, nourishing and never boring, Taste of Place in Brazil sings with freshness and flavours.
Whether sharing the meal with family or dining alone, you sense the time, thoughtfulness and pride of place that goes into every bite.
Give yourself permission to savour your coffee, toasted bread and freshly blended fruit juice. If you have more time, start the day with a signature breakfast dish – a unique one for each of our hotels. Our Breakfast Culture draws on Brazil’s multifaceted heritage to produce a morning meal that satisfies all your longing for comfort, discovery, taste and indulgence.
Coffee flows through every Brazilian’s veins. It is the beverage of choice for waking up, when taking a break and for extending a homey welcome. At Grand Mercure hotels in Brazil, this Brew Culture is ever present and all-encompassing. Not only do we offer it in every restaurant and bar – and serve it up with flair – but a mobile coffee cart and its barista are never far away.
Can one small nibble tell a story and (re)connect snackers to a nation’s roots? To find out, Grand Mercure invites you to try Brazil’s Local Bites. Naturally nutritious and enhanced by roasting with spices, nuts are little snacks that pack a big punch. Brazil nuts, cashews, almonds, peanuts… every taste is a celebration of wholesome goodness and one of the country’s most important crops.
Nostalgic yet novel. The personification of a region’s culture, diversity and beauty. These are some of the attributes of each hotel’s Signature Dish, a culinary twist that takes local ingredients – including some that Brazilians in other parts of the country have never heard of – and transforms them into a singular experience. Share the generous portions with loved ones or enjoy every single bite yourself!
Blessed with abundant sun and gorgeous weather, Brazil is a country where people spend much of their time outdoors. The scents, textures and colours of interior spaces often reflect this desire to reconnect with nature.
Fresh air, sandy beaches, open waters, tropical forests… Even in the midst of a metropolis, Brazilian hearts are never far away from the beloved outdoors.
Lemongrass, with its subtle yet distinctive aroma, confers a host of health benefits. Light and fresh, the fragrance of capim-limão can be found throughout our Brazilian hotels – in the lobby, spa, dining areas and guest rooms. Even if your native home is not the tropics, this scent evokes a sense of wellness, tranquillity and oneness with nature.